St. John's Episcopal School

3427 Olney Laytonsville Road,
Olney, MD, 20832-0208
     Tel: (301)774-6804
Grades: NS - 8 | 149 students
It is the mission of St. John's Episcopal School to graduate students of character and faith.
In order to accomplish this, students are encouraged to fulfill their unique potential through intellectual, moral, and spiritual challenge.
Students are taught traits for success: organization, attentiveness, courage, faith, persistence, flexibility, positive attitude, generosity and responsibility.
We strive to balance the needs for individual growth and challenge with the needs, for shared community experience and expectation.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1961

Student Body

Total Students 149 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 60%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade St. John

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
% on Financial Aid 32%
Admissions Director Margaret Curry


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Winter TrackBasketballCross Country,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. OASIS - Olney Arts School in a School OASIS - Olney Arts School in a School,

School Notes:

Welcome to St. John's!  We are delighted you are considering St. John's Episcopal School for your family. Our rigorous, research-based academic program, featuring small class size and an accelerated curriculum, coupled with our strong belief in faith-based character education and community service, truly is the model for a well-balanced education. That well-balanced education gives our students the ability to access the best high schools in the Washington/Baltimore metro area, as we are a short distance from both.

Our mission is to admit students who will find joy in learning with the assistance of our inspired, award-winning teachers in a small class setting. Choosing St. John's means your child will learn the importance of moral character and global citizenship in a safe and nurturing community environment. To begin the process, we encourage you to attend one our our Open Houses.  Or, if you are unable to attend an Open House, please call and schedule a private tour.  And, if you have any questions as you go through the application process, please don't hesistate to contact us.  We want you to see why St. John's is the best place for your child. 

Profile last updated: 09/11/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Our Lady Of Good Counsel High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Julia Brown Montessori Schools (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Julia Brown Montessori Schools (0.4 miles away)
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  • OlneyThe Julia Brown Montessori Schools
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  • OlneyOlney KinderCare
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  • OlneyOlney Adventist Preparatory
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    4100 Olney Laytonsville Rd
      (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    1 mi | 113 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • OlneyHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Our Lady Of Good Counsel High School
      (Roman Catholic)
    17301 Old Vic Boulevard
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.4 mi | 1200 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • OlneyOakdale Christian Academy
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    1.7 mi | 12 students | Gr. K                      

School Reviews

0 days ago
St John''s is not only a terrific place for my child to get an education, but It is also a warm and inviting environment where there are many opportunities to explore and grow. My child has been at St John''''s for 8 years now starting in Kindergarten. The faculty is a dedicated and wonderful group and my decision to send my child to St John''s is validated on a daily basis.
- Posted by Parent
0 days ago
Our sons have been at STJES since 2009. We are very pleased. They have both grown academically and benefit from the small class size and accelerated instruction. They have also grown as young men, which I think comes partly from STJES?''s emphasis on character. Our older son went to Costa Rica last year with his class and will go to Belize this year. We are confident that STJES has prepared him well for high school.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
I have been a St John''s parent for 6 years. Both my daughters have thrived in the environment and that is hugely because of the great caring teachers who truly enjoy what they do. We know our daughters are getting a great education when we see their enthusiasm in learning and sharing all that they learn everyday. The art and music programs are wonderful and the global/international studies focus is exactly what our kids need today to become the well rounded young adults of tomorrow. We love this school and highly recommend it to friends and family.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
My daughter has been at St John''s for 6 years now starting in Kindergarten. The school has provided a great education, but more than that it is a safe, environment where my daughter is loved and known. It also provides a strong program in arts and has an International program as well. The faculty is outstanding, and the overall sense of community is great. I highly recommend the school.
- Posted by Parent

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